Paul Dickerson is running the NYC Marathon to Cure Type1 Diabetes
To raise the needed research funds to Cure Type1 Diabetes (T1D), our dad Paul Dickerson is running the New York City Marathon.
Our dad is proud to be part of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's (JDRF) Marathon Team; he’s running to help millions in their fight against T1D. This autoimmune disease touches our daily lives as our father has Type 1 Diabetes (T1D).
We are determined to make a difference while putting JDRF one step closer to finding a cure for this life threatening illness.
Our Fundraising goal is $5,000 and our family has donated the 1st $1,000. So we only need $4,000 to reach our goal.
Please help if you can, any amount small or large is sincerely appreciated. Deadline for donations is December 6th, 2016.
Thank you so much for helping us to cure Type 1 Diabetes by making a donation.
The Cure Crusaders
Matthew, Thomas and Evan Dickerson
DID YOU KNOW?
T1D onset has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D, and at present, nothing you can do to get rid of it. Over 3 million children and adults with T1D must manage the disease by injecting or pumping insulin many times a day, every day and blood sugar levels are tested 8-12 times a day.
The amount of insulin needed can change daily depending on the amount of exercise, stress levels, food intake, and exposure to viruses. Improper glucose control can lead to heart disease, vision problems, coma, and even death; so, patients with type 1 diabetes monitor their blood levels very regularly.
But insulin is not a cure, and it does not prevent the possibility of life-threatening complications like kidney failure, blindness, and stroke. We need a cure!
“In most people with type 1 diabetes, the body’s own immune system — which normally fights harmful bacteria and viruses — mistakenly destroys the insulin-producing (islet) cells in the pancreas,” the Mayo Clinic explains. “Genetics may play a role in this process, and exposure to certain environmental factors, such as viruses, may trigger the disease.”